Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy S8 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 is a 2017 smartphone. It measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm and weighs 155 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 5.8" inches. The resolution is 1440 x 2960 and 570 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 8 MP. The main camera is Single with 12 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China CPU with 64 GB, 4 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3000 mAh.

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Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy S8

Release date

2017, March


148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)


155 g (5.47 oz)

Body build

Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame


Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red


3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Talking time- Up to 20 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 67 h

Approximate price390 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.8" inc

Screen area

84.8 cm2

Screen format

18.5:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1440 x 2960 px

PPI /points per inch/

570 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Other - HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

12 MP, Single

Camera specs

-12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF


LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front camera, selfie

8 MP, Single


8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF


Dual video call, Auto-HDR

Video 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score73
DxOMark Photo71
DxOMark Video75


Operating system OS

Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)


- Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm)
- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China

Processor CPU

- Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA
-Adreno 540 - USA & China

External memory

microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Internal memory

64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Antutu 8 score 231907 (Rank 462 of 1138)
Antutu 7 score 202356 (Rank 76 of 2128)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 340 (Rank 851 of 1569)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 1454 (Rank 734 of 1564)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 1763 (Rank 127 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 6028 (Rank 100 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript8798
GeekBench 4 Battery3410

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
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Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.44 W/kg (head)     0.75 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.32 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Versions: G950F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G950FD (Global Dual-SIM); G950U (USA Unlocked); G950A (AT&T); G950P (Sprint); G950T (T-Mobile); G950V (Verizon); G950R4 (US Cellular); G950W (Canada); G950
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Samsung. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Samsung may not be reflected.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 - comments and opinions

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Johnnie greco

2021-12-11 10:05:12

I own a samsung s8 my front lcd scree grollia glass and back screen shattered it was in amotorcycle accident should i replace screen or is there one anothger samsung compactable with s8 that has 5g

Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S8 was around 390 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2017, March.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 155 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 5.8" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (HxWxD).

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